As expected, the Giants placed defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul on the physically unable to perform list to start camp.
Pierre-Paul had back surgery in early June and was give a three month recovery timeline, which falls much closer to the start of the regular season than the start of training camp. Shortly after that surgery, coach Tom Coughlin said that he wasn’t counting on Pierre-Paul to be healthy at that point and didn’t update the expected return date when talking to reporter on Friday. He did say that Pierre-Paul’s progressing well, however.
“He’s done well,” Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “He’s worked hard. His weight’s good.”
Pierre-Paul will have some company on the PUP list. Guard Chris Snee, cornerback Terrell Thomas, defensive tackle Markus Kuhn and fullback Henry Hynoski will also be held out of practice as camp gets underway. There are no surprises on that list as all the players are either coming off of season-ending injuries or offseason surgeries that have forced the Giants to take it slow with their integration into full practices.